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Friday December 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday December 13, 2013 MYT 6:58:48 AM
by vijenthi nair
Next stop Kuantan: Ahmad Phesal giving the thumbs up to the commitee as they set off to help clean flood-hit Kuantan. Looking on is DBKL deputy director-general Datuk Normah Malik.
KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has received about 35,000 valuation notice objection letters to-date.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said DBKL would go by the law and the people would be given the chance to voice their objections.
“The ongoing process is the proper method observed when proposing an increase in assessment,” he said.
Commenting on the hike being proposed at a bad time when prices of many other goods were also increasing, Ahmad Phesal said there could never be a good time.
“We have waited 21 years to increase the assessment rates. If we were to wait for a suitable period, I think it will never come,” he added.
He was speaking to reporters after flagging off 100 DBKL staff and 31 vehicles for relief campaign in flood-hit Kuantan, Pahang.
“We offered help earlier during the floods but the Kuantan Municipal Council had enough police, army and volunteers giving assistance.
“Now that the floodwater has receeded, we have offered to help out in the clean-up works.
“Among the vehicles and machinery that will be despatched are a prime mover, low loader, backhoe, shovel, tipper lorry, water tanker and lifeboats.
“We foresee that our committee will be stationed in Kuantan for approximately 10 days, to assist in the cleaning of public halls, schools, mosques, villages and flood hit house, among others.
“The committee is also trained to give medical help and carry out fogging,” said the mayor after sending off the committee following an inspiring speech at DBKL’s headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut.
Ahmad Phesal also advised his men to take precautionary measures for their own safety.
“We are also thankful to Kuantan Municipal Council for arranging accommodation for DBKL staff.
“We are also sending a cook to ensure all staff get proper food during their stay there,” he added.
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